Conyers Retires Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Endorses Son to Fill His Seat

Embattled Democratic Rep. John Conyers (Mich.) endorsed his son to run for his seat after announcing Tuesday that he is retiring from office amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct from former staffers.
Conyers made the announcement during a phone interview with a local radio station’s “Mildred Gaddis Show” on Tuesday morning from a Detroit hospital bed.
Gaddis said that even Conyers’ critics could not doubt his legacy was phenomenal and asked whether the multiple allegations would impact the congressman’s legacy of being a civil rights icon and supporting the Violence Against Women Act.
“Oh, absolutely not. My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we’re going through now,” Conyers said. “This, too, shall pass. I want you to know that my legacy will through my children.”
He went on to praise his family and endorse his oldest son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress.
“I have a great family here and especially in my oldest

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